Combat Boat 90H
This article was published May 17, 2012.
Schematics from FMV
On August 30, 1999 the schematics finally arrived from FMV (Swedish Defence Materiel Administration), after 5-6 months of mails and phone calls - nagging pays off! Included in the envelope was not only a very nice building plan in 1:70 scale, complete with frames (well, enough to build a model from, at least) but also a leaflet over the Combat Boat showing internals, details and colours used. All rights belong to FMV, of course, but this is not secret information so it's OK to download for reference. If you print these, choose landscape format.
Plans and Images
NEW Feb 6, 2005: By common request - 1:1 scan of the drawing, part 1(2)
Observe!! This is 332 kb. When loaded, right-click and select 'Save Picture As'.NEW Feb 6, 2005: By common request - 1:1 scan of the drawing, part 2(2)
Observe!! This is 345 kb. When loaded, right-click and select 'Save Picture As'.
Colors and Area-Scheme
To show the absolute correct colors are not possible, but below is a good estimate. Below scheme's four colors are as this, hull-bottom is black. Compare with photos on the real thing.
Given the fickle nature of computer screens and printers, it's impossible to show an absolutely accurate depiction of the colours used, but the table below should give you a rough idea. The four colours are below, and the underside of the hull is black. Refer to photos of the prototype for more detail.
|(1)|| Color Code 048 Yellow-Green, taste of sand||this scan shows the different areas on the camo.|
|(2)|| Color Code 062 Light-Green/Gray|
|(3)|| Color Code 049 Middle-Green/Gray|
|(4)|| Color Code 072 Dark-Green|
Length 14.9m equals to 106.4cm in 1:14 scale. Width 3.8m equals to 27.1cm in 1:14 scale
This was all I got to start making my own plans from, the first 6 months. 'Stridsbåt', thats swedish for 'Combat boat'. I keep this for historic reasons, see above plans for better reference.
Below shows some photos on the police version taken in Gothenburg harbour, spring of 99.